Jim Perkin

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I was appointed to be the pastor of Poteau United Methodist Church in June of 2015.  I graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor's Degree in Religion and from Phillips Theological Seminary with a Master's of Divinity degree.

In 1998 I married the love of my life, Mary Lynn, and we are raising two wonderful children, Landon and Sadie.  I love to play my guitar and sing, sports (coaching, playing, and watching), fishing, and hanging out with my family.  I love to laugh, play, and simply be with other people.  I have a passion for helping people find a relationship with Jesus Christ as well as helping others connect with God in a deeper way.  I accepted my calling into ministry when I was 15 years old in the outdoor tabernacle at Camp Egan.  It was a very powerful experience in my life that continues to shape me today.  I had a wonderful pastor that saw the same gifts in me and encouraged me to preach in Sunday Morning worship a few times a year even at 15 years old. 

I am very glad that God has granted me the opportunity to be your pastor and I am excited to experience worship and life together with you!

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Jim Perkin

Youth Director

Melanie Wheat

Director of Children's Ministry

Suzanne Klutts

Music Director

Mary Lynn Perkin

Administrative Assistant

Melissa Ward

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I have been blessed to become a part of the Poteau Methodist Church,  and  I am  here to help you in any way I can.  Please feel free to contact me by phone at 918-647-2217 or email at


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